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Thousands of years’ worth of history, global cities and a rich variety of landscapes are some of the biggest draws of this four-nation European destination. 

The United Kingdom packs in a lot of culture, history and scenery into its component parts of England, Wales, Scotland and Nortshern Ireland. From energetic London to the wild Scottish Highlands, from sleepy fishing villages to magnificent royal palaces and castles, there is much to see and do.

Experience the United Kingdom’s diverse natural scenery. Go hiking in the Scottish Highlands or through the valleys of Snowdonia in Wales. Enjoy a cycling tour of England’s Lake District. In Northern Ireland you can walk across the volcanic rock forms of the Giant’s Causeway.

Take your pick of fascinating historic sights. Tour Stonehenge, the prehistoric circle of giant stones that stands in Wiltshire, England. In London, visit Buckingham Palace, home to the British Royal Family since 1837. Learn about the monarchs who lost their heads at the Tower of London. In Scotland, find Linlithgow Palace, birthplace of Mary Queen of Scots. Wales offers medieval castles and the remains of Roman fortresses.

With cutting-edge theater, world-class museums and concert venues, the United Kingdom will thrill those who are in search of culture. In London, book seats for a farce or a musical in the West End or watch international artists at the O2 Arena. Enjoy hands-on activities at the Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester. Browse the extensive collections at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art. The Titanic Experience in Belfast is where you can learn about the historic passenger liner at the place where it was constructed. If you are in Cardiff, book tickets for a concert at the Wales Millennium Center.

If you feel like a day at the sea, the United Kingdom has many excellent beaches. Popular resorts include Blackpool in England and Sandwood Bay in Scotland. Wales has a coastal path that follows its entire coastline.

For those who want a busy nightlife, stay in the main cities such as London, Belfast, Edinburgh and Cardiff. For a quieter time, book a room in a castle or a secluded lakeside cottage.

Come to the United Kingdom for its scenic beauty, exciting cities and fascinating history.

Popular cities in United Kingdom

St. Paul\'s Cathedral which includes street scenes, religious elements and a city
London

Known for Museums, Theatres and Historical Buildings

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Royal Yacht Britannia showing general coastal views and boating
Edinburgh

Known for Historical Buildings, Castles and Tours

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Victoria Square which includes a city, a square or plaza and flowers
Birmingham

Known for Dining, Bars and Shopping

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Royal Liver Building showing a city and heritage architecture
Liverpool

Known for Friendly People, Bars and Shopping

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St Fagans featuring shopping and street scenes as well as a small group of people
Cardiff

Known for Friendly People, Shopping and Historical Buildings

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Popular things to do in United Kingdom

Buckingham Palace
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Buckingham Palace

This is a place adorned with tradition, spectacle and moments of national joy – and a palace that opens its doors during the summer months.

Coca-Cola London Eye
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Coca-Cola London Eye

London's cityscape was made to be peered at from above – and the London Eye does that for you in style, with its grand slow circular trip into the city's sky.

The British Museum
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The British Museum

Vast in scope, global in scale and sublime in presentation, the British Museum has few equals when it comes to bringing history to life.

Tower Bridge
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Tower Bridge

With its Gothic towers and elegant walkways, Tower Bridge is unlike any other – and a fitting gateway for ships sailing up the Thames.

Trafalgar Square
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Trafalgar Square

Trafalgar Square has Nelson's Column, the National Gallery, the Fourth Plinth – and a very special place in the heart of Londoners.

Edinburgh Castle
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Edinburgh Castle

A focal point of Scottish history that dominates Edinburgh’s skyline and which has served as a fortress, a palace and home to the crown jewels.